105 Franklin St, South Hill, Virginia

Teddy Bear Brigade

South Hill United Methodist Church

Teddy Bear Brigade

Christmas should be a time of joy and every child would like to have a present under the tree on Christmas morning. You can help that wish come true for a child in another country this Christmas just by donating stuffed animals to The Teddy Bear Brigade. It is underway once again as The South Hill Rotary Club is collecting stuffed animals for the Operation Teddy Bear project for Gleaning for the World as one of their international projects.

South Hill United Methodist Church and Girl Scout Troop 3263 and 977 will also be helping again this year to make this project a success. You can drop off your stuffed animal donations at South Hill United Methodist Church 105 Franklin Street in South Hill, Town and Country Cleaners or Southside Insurers. The Rotary Club will take care of the delivery to the drop off point in Appomattox so the donated stuffed animals arrive in time for Christmas. Please leave them at the church or at the other mentioned locations by November 21st. Last year, the club sent nearly 1000 stuffed animals to the organization that provides them to orphaned children in third world countries so they have a gift on Christmas morning. A $1.00 donation per animal will help defray the costs of shipping the animals overseas, so if you would like to make a financial donation you can leave it at the church or with any Rotarian and the Rotary will also take that with them upon delivery of the stuffed animals.

Your support will help a child in another country have a holiday that offers him the gift of a stuffed animal as well as the gift of the spiritual meaning of Christmas through the teachings of Gleaning for the World. Be a part of that gift giving process this year. Gleaning for the World-“taking America’s surplus and using it to share the love of Christ around the world” and is also bringing together a community of various businesses and organizations in South Hill who wants to help others by contributing in their own special way to this service project.

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